John's email is johnmason55 AT adelphia.net. (Sorry, I had to change it.
I didn't want his address getting tons of spam because of my post)
This is what the front brace looks like installed in an E36.
This is what the rear brace looks like installed in an E36 coupe
I hope this helps!
Neither of those pictures are of an X-brace. The X-brace is one of these:
It mounts under the car to reinforce the subframe.
What you showed pictures of are called "strut braces".
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